Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, founded in 1592, is one of the world’s leading universities and is consistently ranked in top 1% of institutions worldwide. For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally recognised education. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students.
The university brings together a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students and 2,860 members of staff. The university’s stunning campus of historic buildings and cobblestoned walkways is juxtaposed with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence where cutting-edge research takes place. With 24 academic schools, Trinity offers courses in disciplines ranging from languages and literature to nanoscience and biomedical engineering.

Student Life The university brings together a diverse, curious and supportive community of students and faculty in the heart of the city. The truly accessible and dedicated professors encourage students to actively engage in College life and the city beyond the campus gates. Student life at Trinity is about much more than education: with over 200 sports clubs and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and drama to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest.

Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal Tutor – a dedicated faculty member who can offer academic, personal and professional guidance throughout the four-year degree programme. A wide range of student services, including learning development and support, peer mentoring, counselling and career advice, ensures that all students have the support they need to succeed in Trinity and beyond.

The university is one of only twenty-two ‘Best Buy’ public colleges in the world (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015).

Trinity has strategic relationships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world including Fudan University, Peking University and Tsinghua University in China; Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India; Brown University and the University of Notre Dame in the United States.

Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Trinity Business School is ranked as one of the Top 30 Business Schools in the World (Eduniversal 2015/16) and has been pioneering cutting-edge research, teaching and learning in management and entrepreneurship for nearly a century. Trinity itself has produced more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, generating 180 companies, producing 192 entrepreneurs and raising $2,166 million over the last ten years (Pitchbook Universities Report 2016-2017), so is the ideal place for students to undertake their business degree.

Trinity Business School recently launched an innovative new business course for undergraduate students, the Bachelor in Business Studies Degree. This is a unique programme, designed for students who wish to focus on business from the very beginning of their degree. Innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning are key pillars of this dynamic new programme. The programme places an emphasis on blended learning, where academic excellence meets industry experience. Students gain first-hand practical business skills throughout the programme by undertaking internships, developing a start-up or taking a leadership role in one of Trinity’s business student societies. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our top-ranking partner institutions. For further information visit: https://www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate/bbs/

Careers Trinity’s enviable location positions the university right in the heart of the hub of global business activity – Ireland’s Silicon Valley – where students are recruited for internships, summer jobs and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top quality graduates. Upon successful completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at Trinity, students have the opportunity to stay in Ireland to work for one year on the Third Level Graduate Scheme. Trinity’s Career Service was ranked 2nd in Europe (ISB 2015) with 95% of Trinity graduates in employment or further studies within 6 months after completing their studies. The European headquarters of companies such as Google, eBay, AirBnB, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn and Facebook, Dublin is an ideal place for students and graduates interested in working in these world-leading corporations.

Dublin Trinity’s bustling 47-acre campus is an oasis in the very heart of Dublin, a vibrant and safe European capital city. The university’s city-centre location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic programme with an unparalleled array of cultural, social and professional experiences. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, cafes, restaurants and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep.

Trinity Rankings

• In the world’s top 100 and the number one university in Ireland. 1 • A number of our specific subject rankings feature in the world top 50 and 100 which reinforces our world class standing. 2 • We have demonstrated particular strengths in the areas of international student representation, faculty representation and research citations per faculty member. 3

World Class Research at the heart of a Trinity education • Research-led teaching is one of the distinguishing factors of a Trinity education. • Trinity researchers are winning competitive research funding at European and global level with significant international recognition. • Ireland is the second most successful nation in the European Union at attracting research and funding to support exciting new advances and discoveries, which in turn impacts global change. Nearly 50% of this funding has been awarded to Trinity. • Eight out the top ten 2016 research breakthroughs in Ireland are associated with Trinity College according to Silicon Republic. 4

Innovation and Entrepreneurship • We are ranked 1st in Europe for producing Entrepreneurs and are the only European university to feature in the world top 50. 5 • Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. • Trinity is committed to providing an environment that enables innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. Trinity has established a number of initiatives like the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, Launchbox, Blackstone LaunchPad and Launchlabs to build and support a community that delivers economic, social and cultural values.

Employability and Career Service • 95% of Trinity graduates are in employment or further studies within 6 months after completing their studies. • Trinity’s Career Service is ranked 2nd in Europe6. Trinity students can expect the highest quality of support when pursuing their post-college prospects. • Beyond the Trinity experience, a Trinity education provides a pathway to become a world-class graduate. • Top international employers actively target Trinity graduates. • Location is a major advantage when it comes to planning a career after Trinity. Dublin is home to the European headquarters of many world-leading international corporations. • Investment in Academic Excellence • Trinity has allocated €16 million to an international recruitment campaign to fill 40 new Ussher Assistant Professors posts across multiple disciplines. The opportunities span from science, engineering and medicine to arts and humanities. • Trinity continues to attract global talent from abroad in order to reinforce the university’s global outlook and connections in education and research. 40% of our faculty is international.

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1 Trinity is in the Top 1% of universities, with all prestigious peers such as Cambridge, Oxford and St. Andrew’s. QS rankings 2016/17. 2 World Top 50 examples include English Language & Literature, Modern Languages, Political Science and Nursing and in the World Top 100 examples include Biological Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Chemistry and Materials Science, History, Law & Legal Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Administration. 3 Performance has been exceptional in specific core indicators, outranking other prestigious peers: • international faculty representation (98), Cambridge (97.6) and Kings College London (97.6) • international student representation (85.9), Harvard (70) and Stanford (74). 4 https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/irish-breakthroughs-2016-so-far 5 Trinity has generated 180 companies, produced 192 entrepreneurs and raised $2.166 million over the last ten years (Pitchbook Universities Report 2016-2017)
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MSc

M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course) is a fully accredited postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology (e.g., in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational [+]

The M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course) is a fully accredited postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology (e.g., in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology or other related areas) but who do not hold an honours degree in psychology and are not eligible for Graduate Basis for Membership from the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). The course structure and curriculum have been designed to provide an education in psychological theory and research methods of sufficient breadth and depth for the course to be taken as a first qualification giving eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or equivalent. The course will allow graduates to proceed to further postgraduate training, including higher doctoral degrees by research, and to specialise in an area of professional psychology.... [-]


MSc. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity... [+]

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity.

This course will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications.... [-]


MSc Computer Science - Intelligent Systems

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

The Intelligent Systems strand focuses on smart, interactive web applications and systems, which are becoming an integral part of our daily lives - at home, in the workplace, and in social interaction. Designing and building these systems requires expertise in artificial intelligence, human language understanding and generation, web systems and applications, data analytics and knowledge engineering. This strand is closely linked to the school's research groups involved in the ADAPT centre for Digital Content Technology. [+]

Course Content Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will gain a grounding in Artificial Intelligence techniques including models of human cognitive architectures, knowledge representation techniques such as Ontologies and models of natural language processing. In Knowledge & Data Engineering, you will learn about the semantic web including model design, reasoning and querying. Finally, you can choose one subject (5 credits) from a pool of MSc modules allowing you to complement your core interests in Intelligent Systems.

All students in the 2nd semester will cover a 10 credit course in Advanced Software Engineering which explores the methods and techniques involved in large-scale software development encompassing Agile and eXtreme Programming (XP), Test-driven development and Re-factoring. In Information Retrieval & Web Search, you will examine in-depth the theoretical and practical issues involved in searching the web or any or large corpus of documents, including text processing, ranking scores, classification etc. This course is complemented by the Text Analytics module which demonstrates how finite-state methods, model theory and category theory can be used to analyse content and determine sentiment. The Adaptive Applications module is hands-on, exploring how applications can adapt to suit individual users. Finally, Option 2 allows you to once again broaden your core skills in Intelligent Systems with a module chosen from the other strands in this MSc programme.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science - Graphics and Vision Technologies

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

This strand aims to produce graduates with the skills to contribute to the interactive entertainment technology industry of the future. It is built on research expertise in the school's GV2 lab with active input from their range of industry partners. Students learn by doing, building a portfolio of work comprised of projects, papers and a significant research dissertation which should contribute to successful future career opportunities. [+]

Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will choose at least two modules from a pool of three. The first of these is Computer Vision which will equip you with knowledge of a range of image processing, feature extraction and shape representation and transformation techniques. It will build on the machine learning course by targeting these techniques in the computer vision domain.

Computer Graphics will deal with basic modelling and linear algebra techniques before delving into the computer graphics pipeline, openGL, projection and viewing techniques and illumination models. The third module in this set; Mathematics of Light & Sound will delve into the maths needed for the synthesis and analysis of audio and video signals. Finally, you can choose one subject (5 credits) from a pool of MSc modules allowing you to either complement your core interests in graphics and vision technologies or delve further into your core topic.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science Data Science Strand

Campus Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

Data Science or Big Data has become a hugely important topic in recent years finding applications in Healthcare, Finance, Transportation, Smart Cities and elsewhere. In this strand, Trinity's leading experts in this field will guide you through how to gather and store data (using IoT and cloud computing technologies, process it (using advanced statistics and techniques such as machine learning) and deliver new insights and knowledge from the data. [+]

Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will learn the key techniques of Data Mining & Analysis including classification techniques, neural networks and ensemble methods with practical work in the R language. You may choose one additional module (5 ECTS) from a pool.

You will build on this in the 2nd semester with a course on Optimisation Algorithms for Data Analysis which will explore topics such as Convex optimisation, large dimension simulation with an opportunity to apply your new found skills in a project using Python, R or Scala. In Applied Statistical Modelling, you will deal with many popular techniques such as Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Simulation with an opportunity to apply these techniques to a real data set. You will learn how to reveal the insights derived from large data sets in the Data Visualisation module. Finally, you will discover how large data sets might be gathered and manipulated in large cloud computing facilities in the Scalable Computing module and cover essential cyrpto and security concerns in the Security & Privacy module. In addition, you can choose one additional module from a pool.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science Future Networked Systems

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Computer networking has transformed society over the past 20 years and is continuing to enable new advances from social networking through Internet-of-Things to Cloud computing. This strand builds on research activity within the CONNECT research centre and a long history of innovation and start-up companies at the school. [+]

Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will choose two modules from a list of three. These include Distributed Systems - which deals with concurrency, the science of distributed transactions, web services and advanced application frameworks. In Internet of Things, we explore the technology underlying this burgeoning area including middleware, service discovery and composition and sensor and network virtualization. Practical exercises will lead you through design, implementation and deployment of an end-to-end IoT application. In Next Generation Networks, we explore future trends in fixed and wireless communications networks including next-generation access, LTE and Software-Defined network technologies. Finally, you can choose one subject (5 credits) from a pool of MSc modules allowing you to complement your core interests in Future Networked Systems.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Science

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues... [+]

MSc in Environmental Science

Welcome to the MSc in Environmental Science webpages: the first environmental science course developed in Ireland.

Here you will find details of modules offered within the course, student’s previous experiences and application details.

This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues.

The programme

The taught MSc degree in Environmental Science has an established pedigree, attracting students with diverse academic backgrounds for Ireland and abroad. This full time intensive course is intended for administrative and scientific workers and new graduates with an appropriate biological/earth science background.... [-]


MSc in Interactive Digital Media

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period. Formal teaching is divided into two twelve-week semesters... [+]

MSc in Interactive Digital Media

This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period. Formal teaching is divided into two twelve-week semesters.

Each student selects and commences a research project, which must be submitted in the form of a dissertation of 12,000 words by mid March. Students will also complete a final project, which can be a collaborative development with a number of students from the class . There is significant emphasis on theory rather than on media or software applications. A special laboratory is provided for the class where students can become familiar with software applications.... [-]


MSc in Neuroscience

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or... [+]

MSc in Neuroscience

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research.

Instruction for the course consists of approximately 200 contact hours over two academic Terms to include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, journal club workshops and student-based seminars. Modules are assessed by a mixture of in course assessment and written examinations.... [-]


Master

M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies [FT/PT}

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation. Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation.

Modules Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue ®®: Meaning and Practice Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World Nature, Grace and the Triune God Developing Doctrine: Identity and Change in Christian Tradition Interpreting Ecumenical Ecclesiology An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity and Reconciliation Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology Engaging Religious Fundamentalism Christian Seeds in Hindu Soil: Christianity in South Asia The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam On Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural Perspective The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Cross-cultural Ministry and Interreligious Encounter Muslim God, Christian God: Islam and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology Hindu God, Christian God: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations Issues in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace Religions and International Relations Comparative/Interreligious Ethics ... [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. [+]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies at Trinity This interdisciplinary two-year taught Master's degree in Chinese Studies offers a unique opportunity for you to engage deeply and critically with China today, and to provide a solid and rigorous foundation for your career aspirations. Our Master's degree in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. We approach the study of China from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including modern Chinese history and thought, politics and governance, language, society and culture.

Flexible Design You can tailor your Master's programme according to your language ability and interests. Students choose between two key strands. Strand 1 offers you intensive Mandarin tuition in addition to the core modules on contemporary China, and aims to you to an intermediate proficiency level in spoken and written Mandarin. Strand 2 provides for students who have prior Chinese language learning experience and is also suitable if you are a native speaker of Mandarin. ... [-]


M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This M.Phil in Christian Theology will enable participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology — issues such as Church and Ministry, Theology of the Bible, Rights and Responsibilities. [+]

M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Religious issues are an important part of public debate in contemporary pluralist societies. Many crucial social and political matters are affected by religious concerns. Key policy debates require expertise and literacy in religious and theological concepts, their traditions and practices. This MPhil in Christian Theology will enable participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology — issues such as Church and Ministry, Theology of the Bible, Rights and Responsibilities.

Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to a rigorous contemporary theological investigation. Seminar-style learning is an important pedagogy in the programme. A written dissertation is a key part of the MPhil. This enables participants to engage in advanced study of a particular topic of interest in the field. Throughout the process of writing, participants are offered one-to-one academic supervision. Participants in this MPhil will learn research skills, as well as analytic, written and verbal communication skills. These are highly valued and effective in a great variety of careers.... [-]


M.Phil in Popular Literature

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil in Popular Literature offers students a unique opportunity for the advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. Please note that applications for the 2018/19 academic year are now open. [+]

Over the last two decades, the study of popular literature in all of its generic forms has been transformed from a niche area of academic interest into one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing areas of critical inquiry within literary studies. Established in 2005, the M.Phil in Popular Literature was the first (and for many years, only) dedicated postgraduate course in this subject area. The M.Phil offers students a unique opportunity to undertake advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. The School of English at Trinity College Dublin has established itself over the past decade as a major international centre for the academic study of Popular Literature, and the M.Phil attracts applicants from all over the world. The members of the core teaching team on the M.Phil have all published extensively on specific popular genres and between them, have supervised hundreds of M.Phil and undergraduate dissertations on topics related to popular fiction. The M.Phil. provides an invaluable starting point for those who wish to do further graduate study, but will also appeal to those wanting to develop their critical skills and knowledge in relation to an important aspect of contemporary culture. To date, more than 200 students have graduated from the M.Phil, most of whom have gone on to careers that are in some way... [-]


MPhil in Philosophy

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one-year full time course provides the foundation for advanced research in philosophy. The MPhil in Philosophy is a broad and intellectually challenging postgraduate course for students with a background in philosophy or related disciplines with a strong philosophy component. [+]

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that a Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Masters Studentship will be awarded to an incoming student in the MPhil in Philosophy programme in academic year 2016/17.

The value of the studentship is a €5,000 contribution towards MPhil in Philosophy tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) for the 2016/17 academic year. The Faculty’s studentship aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Eligibility

This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to the MPhil in Philosophy programme, for admission in September 2016. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place in this programme by 15 June 2016.... [-]


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